Preventing unauthorised Internet access

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Keith Wilcox, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Keith Wilcox

    Keith Wilcox Guest


    Is there an easy (and preferably free) way of preventing unauthorised
    Internet access - either by using what we already have better, or by adding
    some freeware?

    The system we have is that several Windows 2000 SP4 PCs connect to the
    Internet using IE6, via a proxy server running SBS2003. I want to select
    which PCs are allowed to connect to the internet, and hence prevent access
    for the others.

    What I've tried so far:
    1) I've tried removing IE icons from the desktops and menus, and even the
    'Add/Remove Windows components' in Control Panel, but every automatic Windows
    Update just puts them back!
    2) I've tried deleting the files and directories in the C:\Program
    Files\Internet Explorer directory, but some malignant part of Windows just
    keeps putting the files back as quickly as I can get rid of them. Apparently
    this is the reason why IEradicator doesn't work with more recent versions of
    3) I've tried changing settings on the server, in ISA Server, by (trying to)
    deny access to individual users, but this hasn't worked. Neither has creating
    a 'Deny Internet' group in Active Directory, and populating that with either
    users or individual PCs. I've tried these with my own login, and am still
    able to get on-line!

    Please can anybody help?

    Many thanks,
    Keith Wilcox, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. Keith Wilcox

    Don Varnau Guest

    I'm not sure that this method will work with W2000 SP4- it probably will.
    267930 - How to Configure Internet Explorer 5.x to Block Access to All But
    Approved Internet Sites: If that works, it
    should apply to all user accounts.

    Or, you might try the SBS Newsgroup:
    Web access:
    In Outlook Express or another NNTP Newsreader:

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Jul 21, 2006
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